Fill the Gap 2018
The focus of our mission is to take families who are experiencing homelessness and get them home. While doing so we try to give them the tools needed to better handle situations and not fall back into homelessness. Even with the support of an organization like us there are still some issues for some families that we are resolve them. We are now trying to bridge the gap that families have regarding food, supplies and transportation.
The majority of our families fall below the poverty line, which is the estimated minimum level of income needed to secure the necessities of life. When you’re spending upwards of %50 of your income on rent getting a balanced meal can get pushed to the back burners. We are now expanding our pantry to be able to provide food for families whenever they need. Such as providing meals during summer vacation for their kids. Also, our pantry will provide critical supplies such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, etc.
Another gap that many of the parents face is getting adequate schools supplies for students. Families Together runs an annual school supply drive that gives children one less challenge to face while trying to learn.
Lastly, transportation is one of the biggest challenges that people who are coming out of homelessness face. WRAL recently ran a piece about our new Ride Together app. This will connect families to volunteers who can give them a ride to critical appointments. If you would like to get involved visit the volunteer section of our website.